Hagai Bergman

Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center, Israel

Hagai Bergman completed his MD-PhD at the Technion, Haifa at 1984, have done two post-doctorate fellowships with Moshe Abeles at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and Mahlon DeLong at the Johns Hopkins hospital.

Since 1990 he is leading the basal ganglia lab in the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and the physiological navigation in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures in the Hadassah medical center. He is investigating the computational physiology of the basal ganglia and their disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia) in non-human primates and human patients. In collaboration with Alpha-Omega Nazareth Israel and with other industrial companies he is developing tools for better DBS procedures and therapy.

Hagai Bergman is the Simone and Bernard Guttman Chair in Brain Research, Professor of Physiology in the Edmond and Lily Safra Center (ELSC) for Brain Research and Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and adjutant professor at department of neurosurgery, Hadassah medical center. He was the president of the International Basal Ganglia Society (IBAGS) and Israel society for neuroscience (ISFN) and the recipient of Michael Bruno Memorial Award, the Baruch Rapport prize for excellence in bio-medical research and the Rothschild prize in Life Sciences.

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